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It was 1:30 in the afternoon on my first day of classes at
Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, when I began my
ascent to that large fourth floor room in the Eccles Building. I
knew that I was on my way to the anatomy laboratory where I
would find a cadaver. Yet as I reached the final landing in the
stairwell with only 25 steps left between me and the living
dead, a sudden rush of blood overwhelmed my heart, with
each subsequent beat resounding loudly and clearly at my
temples. My legs became weak and wobbly; the anxiety
which overcame me threatened to expose my insecurity with
my new college. I must ascend that final distance maintain-
ing my composure. Each step became more and more difficult.
When I finally entered the room the heavy scent of formalde-
hyde permeated the very foundation of my soul. My eyes
fixed solidly on the sterile, cold, gray, metal tables covered by
their thick bulging, brown, canvas covers. Beneath that cover
must be the cadaver I had come to see; but now I hoped and
prayed that the table would be empty, in that way we would
not begin until tomorrow.
However, there was no possibility of that; for our mentors
were too shrewd to allow us to procrastinate. Soon after being
assigned to my table along with three colleagues, we were in-
structed to begin our dissection. "You begin.", "I'll watch the
first few days ... I have never dissected before." The bright
new shiny scalpel fell down against the dusky-brown flesh
and with an air of sophistocated uncertainty and respect, my
medical career with anatomy began.
Our lectures became a symphony in the graphic arts embel-
lishing those desolate regions of our minds which were never
formed nor recollected, yet continually permeating our exist-
ance with the stench of esoteric bull. The stops and frets
overwhelmed the stasis of the mind with thoughts of ectasy
and hope that all the world is not painted in "Gray's". I often
thought that if we could cut off Van Dyke's ear we could
make him "gooh". The only problem being that his pictures
were not classics.
By the time I had gotten to histology I had become a nucle-
us in my isolated cell where burning candle light flitted over
the yellowing text to a lovely window through which the real
world was passing me by.
Yet all was not dismal as it sounds for the autumn "Show-
ers" brought forth a new hope for growth and function with-
in an infinite mind.
As for genetics:
What is genetics to mice or men?
Should it control God's greatest gem?
Let the sun shine, let days go by,
Fot if it's His Choice that we should die,
We should accept it as best we can,
Perhaps to rise above earth again.
Oh yes! I remember it well. That was the study of normal
human bodily functions with special references to the adap-
tating and autoregulating mechanisms. One of the unique
features of this course was the direct application of physiol-
ogical principles to the classroom situation. Some of these
principles were: "Ether" Reed could place 85% of the stu-
dents in stage III anesthesia faster than ether alone, which
implied that his lecture was less soluable in the CNS and
reached an equilibrium concentration sooner than the ether.
Another principle which was demonstrated regularly was the
Fick principle which stated that the flow of students from the
laboratory was equal to the number of animals terminated
t by the original number of animals. The average value ob-
tained was 50 students leaving the lab per two hours + 50.
The course, itself, consisted of concise dynamic lecturers,
extremely challenging and exciting laboratory experiences,
encompassing conferences and those "god-damn" Saturday
morning quizzes. These quizzes were definitely intellectual
exercises in futility. Each question was designed to have one
concise answer based upon an infinite number of combina-
tions and permutations which eliminated any educated guess-
es and definitely blew our minds.
The master mind behind this course was Dr. John C. Scott,
professor and prominent researcher in cardiovascular phy-
siology, who became quite concerned about the Fick princi-
ple's application to our laboratory. Dr. Reed is a quiet peace-
ful man who could disarm the agitated minds of his students
and send them as babes into the arms of somnolence. Dr. Al-
teveer, a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher discussed the
physical and engineering properities applicable to human
physiology for the engineers in our class. I guess no one told
him that we did not have any engineers in the class, but he
still seemed to have fun.
Dr. Spitzer has an accent which makes him sound like an
Hungarian scientist who works with lipid metabolism. How-
ever, rumor has is that he is actually from Brooklyn and got
his initial experience making hormones.
Yet, I must admit, that general physiology was an inter-
esting course and probably one of the most important in the
study of Medicine.
It became evident to the faculty and staff at the beginning
of our sophomore year that our class lacked sufficient sophis-
tication to warrant the institution of a course in cultural nici-
ties. This course covered such topics as: "The cultural impli-
cation of when, where and how to kiss your sick girlfriend,''
and "The significance of Bar Fly innoculation in the medical
Actually the course delved into the sex life of innumerable
bacteria and viruses with the ulterior motive of teaching
clumsy methods of disrupting these activities. It seemed like
the people in this field could get their kicks in some other way
than bushwacking bacteria. Even so the bushwackers pre-
sented a friendly concerned attitude toward us, as students,
and delivered casual lectures in keeping with this attitude.
Dr. Bondi was the boss of the entourage consisting of Drs.,
Moat, Hammel, Crowell, Weidanz, Stelos, Landau, and Gu-
tekunst. Labs promoted active discussions among the stu-
dents as to which technicians were married, engaged or avail-
able for culture. Occasionally we would direct our attention to
the putrid, murky, solutions in the cotton stoppered tubes
which were required to streak out on agar plates. Now we use
blood, B-G, or E.M. plates. Maybe we should switch to IM-
VIC or lactose, lactose A — "what in Hell are we trying to
prove anyway." "I still think she is married."
Overall we had an enjoyable six months of microbiology
and did become culturally oriented.
The cry of the hounds resounded loud above the bustling
hum of early morning traffic. Once a week, rain or shine, the
mighty hunters of fundamental pharmacologic knowledge
would mount the stairs of Eccles to the plains of basic experi-
mental research principles. Donned in fresh snowy starched
habits and crops of tempered steel, we called our hounds
around us, and with soothing songs of ancient hunter's victo-
ries, rapidly sent them tumbling to the land of narcolepsy.
The hunt would soon be finished and the long happy hours at
the Logan Square Inn, recollecting the events of the day over
tankards of friendly beer, would begin.
The hunt was not the only event which occurred in Phar-
macology, for the masters of Pharmacology had developed an
organization of outstanding lecturers and sophistocated
methods of drilling us.
I must admit that the members of this department were the
best organized lecturers we had during our first two years.
The time passed rapidly from the profound concepts of
drug-actions, through general anesthesia, to sedatives, to
hypnotics, to tranquillizers, to stimulants, to adrenergic and
cholingeric drugs, to chelating agents, and finally to
After many long arduous hours of memorizing the generic
names of drugs, we entered the realm of clinical medicine
where staffmen believed generic was the medical treatment of
Our course in biochemistry was oriented for the high
school senior who had just graduated from the University of
Pennsylvania with a degree in chemistry. A few of the more
relevant things we learned were that toluene is used to pre-
serve 24 hour urine specimens, and that the majority of men
in the class did not excrete any 17 Ketosteroids, however,
most of the lovelies did.
The Big "D" had just arrived at H.M.C.H. and did not
know the "easy" technicians; so he had us do it for him. It
seemed like we spent half of our lives in the labs injecting
mice and washing their urine out of our ties; but it was fun —
According to Dr. Parient the krebs cycle has 500 more cc's
than the menstrual cycle, although the latter is much better
on Blueberry Hill climbs.
Biochemistry was so logical and intuitively clear that all
you had to do was memorize lists of lecture notes to pass. The
only problem arose when half of the lecturers could not read
their lists correctly tending to confuse the students. Well, it
doesn't really matter since most of us made it — didn't we?
The destruction of human tissue results in arteriolar dila-
tion with increased blood flow into the area of injury followed
by increased tissue permeability and cellular infiltration
with polys. This, "the concept of inflammation," was the
first pathophysiologic entity which we undertook to dissect,
synthesize, and mull over in our minds in that cold February
"Would you please look at this slide under my
microscope?" "What am I supposed to see, recognize and/or
remember for the test?" You said that the dark purple dots
are polys, but how do you know they are not lymphs? "Oh!
you have seen them before." "Well, what the hell good does
that do me?" "Boy! do these guys piss me off." That's the
way pathology lab went for the first three weeks; until sud-
denly like the warm morning sun breaking through the thick
New England fog at noon, we began to comprehend the
meaning of the material we had read in our books.
Our lecturers were not exactly stimulating for the content
was enormous and the detail superficial. We spent many
hours shifting our gluteus maximus to maintain the circula-
tion of our lower extremities, while simultaneously struggling
to maintain tonic contractions of our tired levator palpebrae,
especially during the lab sessions.
We encountered Imbriglia's philosophy of education, Dol-
phin's rheumatic fever, Nedwich's glomerulonephritis, Ko-
iwai's endometrial hyperplasia, Koprowska's abnormal pap
smear, Kashatus's clinical pathology conference, Shane's
T.B., all while motoring onto Appleman's hematometaki-
nesis. With all that pathology in the department we had to
learn something. Didn't we.
Overall, the course was not too bad, considering the time
allotted and the material covered.
Patricia Krupp, Ph.D.
'Listen Mayer, if you don't understand I'll be glad to tutor you in Pharmacology.''
Richard Crowell Ph.D.: "Whatever it is. I'm sure it's of viral origin.
'My mother always wanted me to play the oboe.
Peter Amenta Ph.D.
John Augustine Ph.D.
Mole Street is going straight Republican next year."
All I hear are bowel sounds.'
What's all this Bull about a dress code!"
I used to be
"I think I smell Them!'
"Is the alcohol denatured?'
"Bruce, can I xerox your Community Medicine notes?"'
a 90 pound weakling."
E. Karl Koiwai M.D.: "I'm really smoking my old rolled up lecture notes."
"I think we should merge Hahnemann with Pepsi.
Albert Moat Ph.D.: "Wow, what a figure.
'It sure doesn't taste like tomato juice.
"Season's greeting's to the class of 1991 .
Presented by the class of 1971."
Berwind Kaufmann M.D.
"Who stole my 24 hour stool collection?"
I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
Round and round they sped.
I was disturbed at this;
I accosted the man.
"It is futile," I said,
"You can never-—"
"You lie," he cried.
And ran on.
— Stephen Crane
"Still using that greasy kid stuff.
John DiGregorio Ph.D. and Plant
Robert Alteveer Ph.D.: "What do you mean your dog died of natural
Emerson Reed Ph.D.: "The cat is in stage III; the students stage IV."
Joseph Imbriglia M.D.: "Sermon on the Mount"
Melvin Benarde, Ph.D.: "This is the most important
course in med school."
Andrew Ferko Ph.D.
Alexander Gero Ph.D.
"The knee bone is connected to the shin bone.'
Alexander Nedwich M.D. "Even Joe won't be able to answer this.'
Jean MacCreight Ph.D.: "A fine friend and teacher.''
'California?, sure operator, ... I'll accept the charges." Irena Koprowska M.D.: "I vil show you the new-clay-oos."
"When Janet walks in, you pull the string and I'll point."
"If this gadget doesn't work, you fellows can get a job at Upjohn."
'Let's see . . . Veins to the heart, . . . arteries from ... or is it ... "
"How to get the most out of lecture"
Aaron A. Bechtel — Dr. Iacocca sold me these glasses .
Joseph R. DiPalma M.D.: "The Bronx is dat way."
JohnC. Scott Ph.D.: "Useful . . . ? Van Sly ke carried one in his blackbag!"
Hubert E. Appert Ph.D.: "If
yours doesn't work, fire yours
and hire ours."
Thomas M. Devlin Ph.D.
James K. Alexander Ph.D.
Jay M.Hammel Ph.D.
John Dolphin Ph.D.: "If you bought the old
notes I wouldn't have to write this stuff on the
William Kashatus M.D.
Benjamin Calesnick. M.D. : "A new birth control method — Phenyl tri No! No !'
John R. Little Ph.D.
Warren Chernick D.Sc "Hold the retractor still Warren !"
I'll have the Filet Mignon with Green Beans Almondine."
Richard R. Gutekunst Ph.D.
Carol Angstadt Ph.D.
Melvin A. Benarde Ph.D.
Surgery began at 7:00 A.M. in the Cafeteria of P.G.H.
where we met our chief and his two assistants. They seemed
to be nice guys. After discussing the nature of the surgical
service with special emphasis on the patient load and the
number of major procedures performed, we began our rounds
on the third floor of the surgical wing — the I.C.U.. We only
had one patient there, and he had been there about five
weeks. He was recovering from an acute bowel obstruction
and postoperatively developed sub diaphragmatic abscesses,
congestive heart failure and 3 code 99's. This should be a
good case since we were informed that pre and post surgical
care was more important that the surgery itself.
From the surgical I.C.U. we went to the wards, where we
found a total of 15 patients. Seven of the patients had ano-
rectal abscesses, four had sebaceous cysts removed, three had
lipomas removed and one was a burn case. I asked the chief,
"If they really did surgery at P.G.H. or had the city turned off
the electricity in the O.R. so that it was necessary to do the
procedures in the out patient clinic?" He was not very happy
with my question but explained that the Hahnemann service
had a real emergency a month ago requiring 25 units of blood
from the Blood Bank, and no elective procedures could be per-
formed until the blood was replaced.
As the weeks went by we did get some good cases, only to
find that a junior medical student was required to stand and
hold the retractors until the venous pooling in his legs was
sufficent to cause syncope. At that point he could be replaced
bv one of his colleagues.
The most rewarding boring experience during our six
weeks on surgery was the tying of knots. Now you could
show your parents and friends that you were a real doctor,
since everyone knows that knot tying during surgery and
being a "real" doctor are synonymous.
Speaking of obsessive-compulsives, did you ever have such
a structural clinical rotation as you did in psychiatry? Every
minute of the day was scheduled with something or some-
body. Your free time was generally alloted to getting between
Hahnemann and P.G.H.. These trips were well worth while
for I made my first diganosis of hyperkinetic state on the
Market Street Subway. After observing this gentleman for
several minutes in the adjoining car, I approached him only to
find that he was a classmate of mine who had failed to empty
his bladder before leaving Hahnemann.
Even with the rigidly structured schedule we could not
complain too much, for they never really promised us a "Rose
Garden." I think most of the guys in the psychiatry tract
would have settled for grass.
The psychological impact of psychiatry on the minds of
medical students is phenomenal. During the first 3 weeks,
75% of our rotation was on the verge of psychological decom-
pensation with observations and statements as: "Do you
really think he is psychotic Dr. Fink?" "I have had the same
thoughts hundreds of times — well, I think he is normal."
"Oh, you do." "He presently has a working diagnosis of par-
The tendency to identify with these known psychotic pa-
tients caused a great deal of stress during the early weeks,
until the identification turned to isolation and ambivalence.
We were indeed strangers in a strange land where groping
too greatly could have sent you whirling through the land of
magical thinking and dreaming, with only Thorazine to serve
as "guide and crutch."
The Psychiatric department of Hahnemann Hospital is
outstanding in presenting a practical dynamic approach to
mental illnesses. The mentors, too numerous to individually
specify, but exemplified by Drs. Belmont, Fink, Hicks, Walk-
er, West and Hammett, encouraged the students to take an
active part in the therapeutic sessions, with the students of-
ten benefitting more than the patients .
OBSTETRICS and GYNECOLOGY
Today, we are going to discuss the intricacies of the female
anatomy. You will notice the sleek full swing of succulent
adipose tissue warmly winding its circulinear path to the in-
troitus through which most men's destinies have passed dur-
ing their life time.
Yet when you remove the fantasies from the mind by com-
ing face to face with the very real aspects of female anatomy,
the task becomes a mere routine without any traumatic aes-
The girls line up on the hard, cold, old park benches and sit
for hours, waiting for the medical students and residents to
arrive. Once the "Doctors" arrive a brief history is taken and
the patient is placed on the examining table in the lithotomy
position. The patient will remain in this ungodly position for
as long as 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pain and spasm in her
thigh muscles, force her to sit up. After the examination, ap-
propriate therapy is administered and she is asked to return in
two weeks for a repeat performance. If the medical students
are lucky and she is a masochist, she will return.
However, OB-GYN does not consist entirely of these poor-
ly functioning clinics, but also deals with problems in endo-
crinology, surgery, malignancy and infectious disease.
Listening to the sound of the laughing children running
through the poster plastered corridors on the ninth floor, you
forget for a moment that they are all here because they are
sick; perhaps to die during this hospitalization or the next, or
better still, to go home to their families with no need to return
for further treatment.
The state of mind that the prognoses of diseases such as
cyctic fibrosis, leukemia, ulcerative colitis and neuroblastoma
have, seem unreal in the small world of happily playing child-
ren. Yet to explain the implication of a child's disease to those
tender, pleading, reddened eyes of endlessly praying parents
calls forth an inhuman strength from your soul, which count-
ers the tightening grip around your heart, and prevents you
from crying in their presence.
Even with the tragedy which presents itself in Pediatric
Medicine, the warmth and joys of the occasional dramatic
cures encourages even the most pessimistic to strive toward
greater levels of therapeutic management.
The incorporation of social, psychological, educational, and
medical spheres into a giant ecosystem of total patient care,
allows the patient and his family to live with their illness.
The Pediatric department at Hahnemann is composed of
dedicated clinical pediatricians whose lecture method of
teaching leaves a lot to be desired as far as the eager strug-
gling medical student who wants to learn clinical pediatrics is
concerned. Perhaps with the continued development and im-
provement of the department this will be rectified.
Now we enter into that game of all games, where up's man-
ship and the most recent journal articles make even a spastic
Junior sound like he knows what he is talking about. Howev-
er, the truth comes out that first night on call when you hope
the operator forgets your name or better still your extension
number. Yet, only ten minutes later, she calls you, to report
that the new patient on 14 needs an I.V. started. You slowly
wind your way up the spiral staircase where each landing
brings forth an increasing anxiety about the task you must
complete; for a failure now could ruin your career in medi-
cine, destroying your precarious ego.
"Let's see, what will I need? — I.V. bottle, alcohol sponge,
rubber tubing, 18 gauge intracath, tape and armboard. That's
all I can think of — I would ask the nurse but I can't now — . I
had better re-read the directions on the intracath insert before
I go to the patient's room. Oh!, I think I know how it
In the patient's room, with a calm and sophistocated man-
ner you apply the rubber tubing to the upper arm. Nothing
happens, the patient doesn't show any veins on that arm; try
the other one — this arm is the same. "Why in hell don't these
patients come in during the day — at the least the seniors
would be around to help. They like to show how smart they
Five venapunctures and three intracaths later, you finally
get into the vein with a number 19 gauge butterfly which you
secure with two rolls of tape and an armboard up to the
So far you have had a good night, you have put in you first
I.V. and it only took you three hours and forty minutes.
Medicine continues: each day you become slightly more
confident and competent. The staffman, resident and intern
begin to respect your opinion and clinical judgement, even in
its naviete. You begin to feel good inside now that all of those
long hours of studying are paying off. You develop a great
respect for your staffman and tend to identify with him.
Medicine is definitely the best service we see at Hahnemann
and the people are great.
Isadore Brodsky M.D., Sigmund Kahn M.D., "This year we'll use Luther
Peter Sigmann M.D.
Edward Ciaccio Ph.D.: "The Pied Piper did what?"
Henry Appleman M.D.: "The extrovert that "Motored on.
All of the above . .
Some of the above
None of the above
"Van Dyke wants me to stay after class."
Mary Jane Showers Ph.D.: "Thank you very much, but flowers are not
'I don't care what you say, I want Dr. Lichtenfeld!
"Remember, you're not an Extern anymore, you introduce yourself as
Dr. Leonard Dreifus
Dr. William Likoff
"Just because I didn't hear him say — close to the knot!!"
Arthur Lipschutz, M.D.
Hugh Bennett, M.D.: "I wouldn't throw you a curve!"
Edward Del Guercio M.D.: "It's not what you can do for
Hahnemann but what Hahnemann can do for you ."
And Rich has two just like this?
Paul Fink M.D. "and then this big bird came over ..."
Annie Wang, M.D.: "Bloody Mary.
Dan Morello, M.D.: "That's right, Heroin overdose is the answer to
t \ J
Paul Gonick, M.D.: "A size 50 French, WOW!'
Charles Wolferth, M.D.: "When I can't get stasis, I use the old bear
hug, like this."
Dr. Gibbons, I don't understand why Hahnemann is called 'The Mecca'
Giulio Barbero, M.D.: "Let's talk about death."
Barry FarberM.D.: "We're going to Cuba; the first man to touch me is dead!'
"By golly, there is an ant in the view box.
Dr. Donald Fishman, M.D.
Nikolay Dimitrov, M.D.: "If you want to get an elevator
around here, you've got to build your own."
Jewell Osterholm, M.D.: "I always drink, when I operate.
Paul Gebhart M.S. : "Do you think we can get a team hair transplant
'Quinto said he'd like to give you a cardiac massage. "
Teruo Matsumoto M .D.
David Major M.D.
Wilbur Oaks M.D.: "That's cute Ron but we
usually culture anthrax in a plate."
Amedeo Bondi Ph.D.: "Dr. Lewis wants to know if the student who cultured Anthrax on his hand can
go to Gyn clinic."
Richard Torpie M.D.: "Just 1000 radsmyDear!'
Percival Levinson M.D.
Leon Kauffman M.D.: "... and then I showed her my Byrd.
Paul Gonick M.D.: "Who's a moile."
Demetrius Saris M.D.: "This little piggy went to market.
Bruce Mac Fadyen M.D.: "Doctor says she had just a touch of the
John Moyer M.D.: "Wilbur, see if you can get me an appointment
with Mark Berger."
last rectal I'll
Domenic J. Pontarelii M.D.
People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when . . .
People watch with unshocked eyes . .
But the old men know when an old man dies.
Stanley Spitzer M.D.: "She's got two betz cells held together by a
'Well, how do you pay for your tuition?'
John Gundy M.D.: "What do you mean I cut myself shaving?"
Daniel Mason M.D.
"Don't I look like a surgeon?'
James LeeM.D.: "This Dale Carnegie is some writer.
Stanley Spitzer M.D. : "Tell the old crock I've got an emergency.
'Nothing like running water with a great view."
'We're going to call the book "Human Sexual Response.
Holmes' "Pig Sty"
Dr. Elliott Mancall
Sheldon Bender M.D.
Eleanor Shaheen M.D.: "Giulio
likes me in my mini.''
Donald Faust M.D.: "What X-rays?"
Eugene Coodley M.D.: "Who's
taking P.G.H. over ? . . ."
Ma-j7py f/a-f^^K., M. V.
Herman S. Belmont M.D.
"It's soft, warm, and mushy
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you can roll it into a ball
and you can stick it behind your ear.
Luther W.Brady M.D.
Richard Hicks M.D.: "When all else fails
Alberto Adam M.D.: "When nitroglycerin fails
"Consider it a professional courtesy."'
Dr. Jewell Osterholm M.D.: "When dilantin fails
Paul Fink M.D.
Dr. Sigmund Kahn M.D.: "No mama,
Cytoxan not chicken soup."
Anthony Renzi M.D.. "This film was rated X.
'Don't worry, I'll tell you all about sex."
Dr. Luis Blasco: "2500 Grams of air by C-section.
"I memorized 24
pages of notes last
George C. Lewis M.D.
Richard Gibbons M.D.
Dr. Hong and Dr. Park.
'If I cash your check, will you buy something?"
David Segal M.D.: "I'm a chest man myself."
Wilbur Oaks M.D.: "Listen John, only one of us can run
this department . . either me or Susie, . . . but not
Morton Perlman M.D.: "That's the funniest thing I've heard in my whole
What is G.C. Conjunctivitis?'
Marshall Klavan M.D.: "Who put the Lippes loop in my soup?"
Charles Wolferth M.D.: "Baronofsky, I don't want to tell
Edward Coppola M.D.: "Did someone say Kidney?'
Gaddo Onesti M.D.: "Spitzer said — Galloping Metastatic Gournischt — but I can't find that disease in
Howie wake up! 'Lemme alone I'm wearing Berger's alarm clock!'
Allan Schwartz M.D.
"Slobbovian Journal of Nephrology, 1904, 102:
Oscar Weiner M.D.: "Did you enjoy the show Mrs. Lincoln?'
'Right hemiparesis my ass!"
Leslie Nicholas M.D.: "Where did he have
Robert Bower M.D.
Children are just little adults !'
Vincent Zarro M.D. : "... in the joints ! '
"The patient needs a stat EKG, a portable chest film, and my resident."
What do you mean, I'm orally fixated?"
Ralph Shaw M.D.: Hahnemann's sugar daddy.
Robert Goldstein M.D.
Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity
All the negatives !?!
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T. Bender M.D.
69 Ismail Kazem M.D.
Alan Garfield M.D.
Harry J. Lessig, Editor-in-Chief.
Patricia A. Camody, Associate Editor.
Frederic Schif fer
E. Karl Koi wai — Advisor.
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PATRONS OF MEDIC SEVENTY ONE
Jules C. Abrams, M.D.
George Adams, M.D.
E. T. Angelakos, M.D.
Consuela Aquirre, M.D.
Guilio J. Barbero, M.D.
Herman S. Belmont, M.D.
Hugh D. Bennett, M.D.
Amedeo Bondi, Ph. D.
LeRoy I. Braddock, Ph. D.
Benjamin Calesnick, M.D.
Kenneth Chalal, M.D.
Eugene Coodley, M.D.
Lucy Cook, B.S.
Edward Coppola, M.D.
Oscar Corn, M.D.
Millard N.Croll, M.D.
Marvin Derezin, M.D.
Thomas M. Devlin, Ph. D.
Nickolay V. Dimitrov, M.D.
Joseph R.DiPalma, M.D.
Leonard S. Dreifus, M.D.
Philip Fieman, M.D.
Paul J. Fink, M.D.
Carl C. Fischer, M.D.
Raul Fleischmajer, M.D.
Van Buren O. Hammett, M.D.
Richard E. Hicks, M.D.
Victor F. Iacocca, Ph. D.
Irving H. Itkin, M.D.
Leon S. Kauffman, M.D.
Jung Sun Kim, M.D.
Kwan Eun Kim, M.D.
Marshall Klavan, M.D.
Eichi K. Koiwai, M.D.
Leonard J. Kryston, M.D.
James H. Lee, M.D.
George C. Lewis, Jr., M.D.
William Likoff, M.D.
Elliot L. Mancall, M.D.
Wendy B. Marlowe, M.A.
Teruso Matsumoto, M.D.
John H. Moyer, M.D.
David Naide, M.D.
Leslie Nicholas, M.D.
Henry I. Nichols, M.D.
Wilbur W. Oaks, Jr., M.D.
Gaddo Onesti, M.D.
Axel K. Olsen, M.D.
Fredrick W. Pairent, Ph. D.
AneelN. Patel, M.D.
Alexander E. Pearce, M.D.
Domenic J. Pontarelli, M.D.
Edwin J. Powell, M.D.
Saris S. Saris, M.D.
Victor P. Satinsky, M.D.
Normal G. Schneeberg, M.D.
Bernard L. Segal, M.D.
Eleanor Shaheen, M.D.
Mary Jane C. Showers, Ph. D.
Peter Sigmann, M.D.
Stanley Spitzer, M.D.
Leonard Stanton, M.S.
Seymour Stein, M.D.
Patrick B. Storey, M.D.
Charles Swartz, M.D.
Sydney Waldman, M.D.
Harry S. Weaver, Jr., M.D.
Franklin H. West, M.D.
Charles C. Wolferth, M.D.
Vincent J. Zarro, M.D., Ph. D.
PATRONS OF MEDIC SEVENTY ONE
Dr. and Mrs. Solomon M. Abbey
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Abrams
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel R. Askew
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Barron
Mr. and Mrs. Abraham L. Becker
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Bednarek
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Berger
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Black
Dr. and Mrs. J. Paul Burkett
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caldwell
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Camody
Dr. and Mrs. A. Guy Campo
Dr. and Mrs. Henry H. Canton
Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Carlson, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Theron B. Childs
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Cicciarelli
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Connell, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. James V. Convery
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus B. Edris
Mr. and Mrs. A. Martin Eichelberger, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Ervin, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Etley, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. William Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Franklin
Dr. and Mrs. H. K. Gabroy
Mrs. P. J. Gambescia
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Giannitti
Mrs. Rose Goodheart
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Gosper
Mrs. Theodore L. Greenwald
Dr. and Mrs. Ward D. Heinrich
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Hershkowitz
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Hertz
Mr. and Mrs. William Knox
Mrs. Lois S. Kolb
Mrs. Anna Kopycinski
Dr. and Mrs. Wilmer O. Kron
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Krutsick
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Lamon
Dr. and Mrs. Philip M. Lessig
Dr. and Mrs. Howard E. Liston
Mr. and Mrs. Walter MacFadyen
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Matarazzo
Mr. and Mrs. John McMahon
Dr. and Mrs. Sol Meyer
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Miles
Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Murray
Mr. and Mrs. Mario Nazzaro
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rossi
Mrs.M. A. Ruddell
Dr. and Mrs. Paul S. Schantz
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schiffer
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Shames
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Sherman
Mr. and Mrs. S. Sicherman
Mr. and Mrs. John Snyder
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin R. Stafford
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Medic Seventy-One is a new and different concept in year-
books. Because of this new innovation, there were stringent
financial, literary, and social changes to be considered. The
staff had several goals: to produce a book which was not too
sentimental, but would have a layout which would be in keep-
ing with our tradition, to have more people participating in
the book's development, and to depict through pictures and
writing a record which would be representative of our years
of labor at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, and
would be pleasing to all the factions in our class and our stu-
dent body. With these guidelines the staff spent many hours
in dedicated work in the hope that all will be received
While we were learning and maturing into physicians,
many changes were taking place in our medical school and
profession as well as in the rest of the American scene. It is on
these many changes that I would like to share this final note. I
would hope that the following poem would typify most beau-
tifully and poetically not only the changes that we wish to
make, but also the rare and precious gift of freedom we have
in our country which makes this descent and diversity
A LOVER'S QUARREL WITH THE WORLD
O Lord, we love this country.
And because we love it,
We pray for the courage to quarrel with it,
As did the prophets of old,
And as do the men of conscience today.
Give us the courage to quarrel
With the worship of success and status,
With the belief that people are less precious than property
And with the myth that in missiles there is real safety.
Give us the courage to quarrel
With the idolators who say:
'My country right or wrong'
Instead of saying:
'My country — when it is right,
My country to be made right,
Whenever it is wrong.'
Give us the courage to quarrel
With those who believe we can afford
For a journey to the moon
But who claim that we cannot afford millions
To abolish poverty here on earth.
Give us the courage to quarrel
With a society that spends more on cosmetics
Than it does on charity,
More on cigarettes
Than it does on cancer research.
Give us the courage to quarrel
With those who find it easier to condemn Communism
Than to practice the teachings of Democracy.
Give us the courage to quarrel
With those who dump surpluses
And who pay farmers not to plant,
While human beings starve
Here and around the world.
Give us the courage to quarrel
With those who can appreciate the patriotism of a soldier
But who cannot understand the courage of a conscientious
Give us the courage to quarrel
With all the forces within our society
That dehumanize, that profane, and that separate men.
But let our quarreling, O Lord, not be destructive.
Let it be out of love, not envy.
Let it be in order to correct and improve —
Not just for the sake of tearing down.
Let us be counted among those
Who alleviate pain by sharing it.
Let us be counted among those
Who are not satisfied with the status quo —
But who yearn and work for a better world.
May we bring into this world,
A bit more truth, a bit more justice,
A bit more love
Than there would have been,
If we had not loved the world enough
To quarrel with it —
Out of a vision of what it out to be.
May our prayers and our deeds be pleasing to You, O Lord,
Whose lover's quarrel with the world
Is the history of mankind.
New Prayers For The High Hory Days E.D. by Rabbi Jack Riemer. Media Judaica Inc. (NY. -Jerusa-
Patricia Camody was the associate editor doing an outstanding
job. Without her help the book could never have been completed.
Mr. Robert Johnston whose professional photographic talents
added much to the quality of the book. His help was far in excess
of that required or expected.
Mr. William O'Brien, the publisher's representative, was both
personally and professionally interested in our yearbook, helping
the staff with many of the new innovations.
Ed Lamon was photography editor whose help was much needed
Irv Franklin was business manager doing a fine job.
Dr. E. Karl Koiwai, faculty adviser to the Medic Seventy-One,
gave unselfishly of his time and counsel.
Miss Rita Camody for her assistance in the design of our dedica-
Miss Laura Bumara for her help in distributing yearbook material.
Media Judaica, Inc. 1679 Broadway, New York City for permis-
sion to use "A Lover's Quarrel with the World," reprinted from
New Prayers For The High Holy Days, Ed. by Jack Riemer, 1970.
Type style was palatino.
The photographer was Zamsky Studios.
The publisher was American Yearbook Company.
To my wife Faith for her understanding, guidance and help dur-
ing the formulation, correction and distribution of this
Harry J. Lessig
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